Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 things I am loving today.

1. Round beach towels.

2. Initial door hangings.

3. This little basket to have some dishtowels handy.

4. Purses with laser cut patterns.

5. Pipe cleaner flowers for Children's Church craft for Mother's Day.

6. Cards with cutout hearts and fill the back with strips of magazine photos for color. These are also great for the kids at church to make for Mother's Day.

7. This idea for pictures of The Grands.

8. This manicure. I am so into whales right now (don't know why). I may do this for the beach. 

9. I love this. I have a friend who is a great artist. I am going to see if she could do this for me.

10. And last but not least, more painted rock ideas.

Happy Tuesday!


Weekend wrap up...

It's been a rainy weekend here in East Tennessee. Flood warnings are out this morning as the creeks and rivers are rising. 

Friday night, Colby stayed all night with me all by himself. He loves his sister Alexis and cousin Shelby to stay when he comes over. Always has stayed with one or two of the other grandchildren.

But Friday it was just me and him. We had a blast. I love this little boy to pieces. When I was taking him home, I said "So how did you like staying by yourself? Will you do it again one day?" His response was "I loved it. I'm going to stay by myself again only this time with Alexis and Shelby. LOL. Gotta love the mind of a 6 year old.

Worked both days this weekend. Saturday my group greeting partner, Alan, had a wedding to preach at so I had to greet 11 groups. Close to 800 guests arrived on those 11 groups and some of them had 2 or 3 buses to greet. Did this during a lot of rain as well so I wasn't feeling to good when I got home. I did get a good pic of Alan and my friend Kendra who is one of our beautiful Southern Belles at Dixie. 

Then Sunday, we all somehow got to talking about breakfast for supper and it made me so hungry that when I got off work I decided to go to Waffle House for supper. It was only 8:00. Called my daughter to see if she had heard if school was called off for the flooding. When I asked what she was doing, she said "We are heading to Waffle House for supper." So I ended up having supper with her family since we arrived about 2 minutes apart. Had a great time and it was delicious. 

I have brownies in the oven this morning and going to put the Milky Way Peanut Butter frosting on them like the pan I made a few weeks ago. 

I don't usually go to work until afternoon, so my plan was to sleep in this morning and listen to the rain. It turned out that the rain stopped overnight and I woke up at 5:40 and could not go back to sleep. Laid there tossing and turning until 7:00. I finally just got up. I got this week's schedule out to copy to my calendar only to realize they changed things up and I have to be there two hours earlier than I thought. So I had a mad rush to get the brownies made and do everything I need to do before I head to work. Ugh. I hate when that happens. Makes me crazy. Maybe if I misbehave a little today they will give me a time out.

I hope everybody has a good start to the new week. Have a great day.


It's Saturday!

Even though I am working today, I still love Saturdays. I don't go in until later in the day and today I get off an hour earlier than I normally do. Yesterday morning, I was working on pulling some more of my yard sale stuff and found something that I had forgotten about. It was some fabric I bought when I went to the beach last year. I was going to do a craft for the patriotic holidays but somehow the fabric ended up in my giant craft storage box and I had forgotten all about it. I am going to try to make something cute with this.

I'm going to put this in my beach bathroom as a little doily or a wall hanging or something. I need to look for ideas. I had forgotten I bought this. And it is really funny because I have recently become obsessed with things with whales on it. I can't await to find something to do with it.

For the flag stars and stripe fabric, I could do something like this.

Or perhaps the stripes as the cross and do a yo yo with the star fabric for the center.

With any leftover fabric, I could make little prayer flags. I just love prayer flags.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you all have a great weekend.


Things I like.

I was on Pinterest this morning and this wreath caught my eye. I love to craft, but for some reason cannot do well with wreaths. But this is beautiful. 

Since I was on Pinterest anyway, I decided to look up some ideas to decorate patriotic themed. I want to make some things to leave up for May (for Memorial Day), June (for Flag Day) and through July (for Independence Day). I got some great ideas. I’m glad I saw this one so I can get some red and white flowers when I go in a couple of weeks to get my flowers.

This would be a cute project for Children’s Church. I think they would like to do this.

I want to print this out and get me an old frame and paint it the color of blue that is in the picture. 

Remember my painted rock post recently? Well this falls right in well with that post. I love these.

I love making pinwheels from scrapbook paper. They are so much fun to make and very cute if you arrange them in a flower vase.

This next one isn’t so much a decoration as a great idea. I may see if they will let me put this out in the foyer at church. It is so neat.

What a cute and easy tablecloth. Walmart sells these Bandanas for $1 each. 

I love this. Not sure if those are Styrofoam or foam art, but I do love the stars.

This would be very easy to make with the colored plastic clothespins. I have tried to dye clothes pins and never been able to get the desired color result. 

Too cute and so easy to do. I’m sure you could go to any construction site and ask for a few scraps of wood.

I like this idea but not the end result. I would actually prefer to make the stars from patriot fabric and make them a little bigger so you don’t see the white of that wreath. But I like the theory behind it.

That's it for today. Heading back to work after three days off. Two weeks ago, I was sick for three days. Last week I had two days off but had to take a third one to go to the doctor so it was a four day week. This week is just going to be a four day week as well. Can't wait to get back in my groove and get my schedule straightened back out. 


I've been MIA

I have been MIA for the past two days. My daughter and I took a quit trip to see my mom in WV. It was so good to see her and sit down and just get to spend time talking. I also got to see my sister, one of my brothers, my brother-in-law and several of my nieces. I even face-timed for the first time with one of my nephews. I didn’t even think to get any pictures, but my niece shared a pic with me from a couple of weeks ago when she took Mom to McDonalds for breakfast. 

I didn’t do any shopping other than when we made a quick stop at a drugstore, I saw some adorable flip flops for $3.99. I fell in love with them so they had to come home with me.

I thought they were really cute and this is my first new pair of flip flops this year. Do bad any new flip flops still have to go on these old feet. 

Last Friday in my Thirty-One order, I got this adorable new little case. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use it for.

Turns out it is perfect for carrying my phone charger in my purse everywhere I go in case I need it. 

We go home Tuesday evening and I was exhausted. I slept from 7:00 that night until 10:30 and then got up and went to bed and didn’t wake up till almost 8:00 this morning. I was so tired. But today I feel great. I had schedule a babysitting day for two of my grandchildren. I was so glad when we decided to make some chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies. They turned out to perfection.



He's Alive! Just got home from our beautiful Sunrise Service on a hill in Kodak, TN. It was beautiful.

Yes, He IS alive!!!


The day in between....

The only thing more important than Christ's birth was His death and resurrection. We've read the horror and pain that he suffered on Friday and we rejoice for the empty tomb on Easter morning. But what about the day in between?

How did the people feel that saw what happened on Friday? How many just watched in dismay as they nailed him to the cross then simply walked away thinking it was over. It was done. And got back on with their lives. Did they go home and eat supper and discuss what horrible things they saw?

How did the common people who were not the key players feel? Did they look upon his broken and beaten body and think "We really thought he was THE ONE. We thought he could make a difference." Did they weep and cry for things they thought were going to be that they no longer believed would happen? Or did they simply wake up and return to their every day lives never giving it another thought. 

 What would they have thought on that day in between if they had known that Jesus WASN'T gone? How would they feel if they had known he was going to rise the next day? 
Did anyone believe there was still hope? Did they think "It can't be over. No, it happened too fast. Where do we go from here?"

The day in between. That moment between death and darkness vs. light and hope. They many not have suspected what was about to happen....but praise God we know what was coming!


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A few of my faves....

I was going through some of my Thirty-One items these past few days and realized that I have quite a few items that match up well with other items. So I put together some pictures of some of my favorite coordinating sets. I just love the gray and red tote and zipper pouch.

I love the navy stripes.

This Chevron wristlet goes perfect with the Chevron Retro Metro bag.

I love the Go To Tote with the matching wallet/wristlet.

One of my favorites is this Go To Tote with the 31 chick on it. 

Another Retro Metro Bag with the matching wallet and combining the red zipper pouch.

This is my current favorite because it is so springy and I love the colors.  

There you go. Some of my favorite Thirty-One pieces.


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